44 LETTERS FROM THE April zgtfa* The Archbishop of Sens (Brienne) turned out of the ministry. The Duke de Luynes related to us that in travelling with a party a few months ago, the wheel of his carriage being broken, he was obliged to stop and go into a poor cabaret whilst it was mended; and there, on the white-washed walls^ he read these words: " L'Archeveque de Sens est on gueux, et ses manoeuvres nous ruineront, mais heureusement il ne sera pas en place apres le 28 Avril, 1788, Dat6 le 28 A6ut, 1787." It is remarkable that Brienne was turned out on that very day*1 I learn from M. d'Entraigue that the Count d'Artois had a warm conference with the King on the dismissal of the Archev£que de Sens. The King asked him why he was so violent against that minister and so anxious that he should be turned out. He replied, " Parceque je n'ai pas envie d'aller mendier mon pain dans les pays Strangers," The Countess d'Albanie breakfasted with us i M, de Lom6nies Cardinal Archbishop, He escaped the horrors of the Revolution and amassed a large fortune. He was great-uncle to Madame de Marnezia and Madame de Canisy, Duchess of Vicenza. The famous ex-Abb^ Patrault, to whom these ladies were consigned by their mother, Madame de Lom£nie, who was guillotined in 1793, wanted to marry them to two peasants, his nephews; but Napoleon prevented this.